217 words • 1~2 min read

One way an oil rig’s blowout preventer can fail

There’s not much more to say other than blue marlin bill fish caught in oil rig blowout preventer.

Several people have asked why we aren’t blogging about the oil spill. The simple answer is that the Deep Sea News crew has done such an awesome job there’s not much more for us to add.

H/T Underwater Thrills

~Southern Fried Scientist

Please note: this is not taken from the well currently destroying the Gulf Coast.


Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


Connect with SFS


  • Recent Popular Articles

    No, we didn't find the Loch Ness Monster with Apple Maps
    It's illegal for anglers to land hammerheads in Florida. It's time that media coverage pointed that out.
    The Trouble with Teacup Pigs
    Mermaids: The New Evidence is a Fake Documentary
    10 reasons why marine mammals aren't as cute as you think they are
    Collecting organisms to save their species
    Severely injured great white shark found, are scientists responsible?
    How to build a canoe from scratch on a graduate student stipend